Envy is a sadistic homunculus with a taste for chaos. In this episode, he plays the role of the trickster. Acting as a sort of devil tempter, he brings about pretty much every conflict in this episode pulling at people’s strings and trying to cause as much trouble as he possibly can. Envy is another of my favourite characters in the show. Often times, the all-powerful schemer character annoys me. I find the archetype very manipulative on the part of the writer (not to mention overused) and it seems to mainly be done only as a way to impress the audience. But Envy isn’t like that. The character is used well, appearing sparsely through out the show, and most of his ‘impossible’ actions are rooted in his incredible powers. He never makes other characters look foolish or weak, merely uninformed.